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CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 4:30pm EST
to defeat al qaeda. al qaeda's ranks have been decimated. more key leaders have been eliminated in rapid succession at any time since 9/11. virtually every major a al qaeda affiliate has lost its key leader or operational commander. more than half of their top leadership has been eliminated. al qaeda is on the ropes and continues to get pummeled. however, his death and the capture of many other al qaeda leaders and operatives do not mark the end of al qaeda or its continued plotting against the united states and other countries. the preeminent security threat to the ad states remains al qaeda and its adherents. since september 11, the counter- terrorism effort has been aimed at preventing the counter terror -- the counter efforts of al qaeda on the homeland. al qaeda continues to edify operatives overseas and develop new methods overseas to attack us at home. affiliated movements have taken us beyond the core leadership in afghanistan and pakistan, including the middle east, and east africa, central asia, and southeast asia. although each group is unique, all aspire to advance al q
PBS
Jan 19, 2013 12:30pm PST
military assault on southern mali in a bid to take over the country. the rebel forces include al qaeda and the islamist abbreviated to aqim. it established itself in mali following the overthrow of moammar qaddafi, libya's strong man. aqim has established strict islamist law in northern mali and destroyed dozens of aish went movings -- ancient mosques and tombs. the united nations has declared it a culture heritage site. the french president asked the u.s. to help france's military in using manpower and drones. >> question, what's at stake for the u.s. in mali? >> clearly, we and the rest of the world don't really want the al qaeda affiliate to establish its roots there. the government is weak. it's not a democratic government. and so defense secretary leon panetta has said that the u.s. government is willing to assist the french with logistics and intelligence. the drones you mentioned are not -- they would not be armed drones. they would be intelligence gathering drones but the french have taken the lead on n. i think so far the u.s. is standing on the side lienls pretty much -- sideline
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 3:30pm PST
of the world don't really want the al qaeda affiliate to establish its roots there. the government is weak. it's not a democratic government. and so defense secretary leon panetta has said that the u.s. government is willing to assist the french with logistics and intelligence. the drones you mentioned are not -- they would not be armed drones. they would be intelligence gathering drones but the french have taken the lead on n. i think so far the u.s. is standing on the side lienls pretty much -- sidelines pretty much cheering them on because it's an important mission. >> we've sent 55,000 americans there according to-- >> 50 million? >> what is it? 550 americans and they are there not as soldiers but there to help with equipment and so forth. >> this is an area, northern mali is an area the size of texas. and you've got-- >> twice the size of texas. >> you have al qaeda in there and the french with 500 troops. they're not going to recapture that place. they're going to use air power. the french are getting themselves into something. if they go there and try to take that back, they'll
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 7:30pm EST
by bin laden's al qaeda was its credible effort to grasp itself on top of the wider movement and its one substantial progress ann option was brought together largely and in most significant ways in the region we are talking about here, talibanistan. so i think that's important and a marker as to why this is so important. in the chapter i establish and assess the five elements of bin laden's al qaeda and made it historically unique and conspicuously severe threat and then go on from there to argue about why that threat has receded and what implication that has for us to better appreciate the dynamics, the regional dynamics underlying the present and future and south asia particularly afghanistan and pakistan. first, i argue that the five elements of an mlodinow qaeda that may unique was one that it inspired to be a co-organization dedicated to planning recruiting and training or in organizing and this is the important word here, catastrophic global terrorist events. against americans and other westerners that they refer to as zionist crusader targets especially in western homeland
FOX Business
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
the hostages held by the terrorist group linked to al qaeda. there has been almost no independent reporting on the ground of what has occurred, the reported number of hostages ranging as high as 41. the number of american hostages as many as seven. the white house and state department confirming only the presence of some american citizens among the hostages, obviously relying principally on the algerian government for most of its information, although the united states has had drones over that plant for much of the time. so at this hour this is what we do know, that the algerian government has concluded its operations against the terrorists that the incident is ending. some north african news outlets have claimed that at least 35 captives were killed in the algerian military rescue attacks the "wall street journal" is reporting algerian government sources putting the number of casualties to be ten or perhaps 11. this is what reuters news service is reporting. thirty hostages killed when the algerian forces stormed the plant. two of them japanese, to -- a french national. the natio
WHUT
Jan 18, 2013 10:00am EST
. >> he was very interesting to hear hillary clinton there put mali, algeria and al qaeda quickly in that same paragraph. linking those concepts. because the state department has been concerned as she has been in pushing algeria to take a more active role in trying to control al qaeda. because they have been building out what is feared to be a command and control center. within northern mali. that is to say there are weapons coming from libya, through algeria, down into mali and there is a worry that this could become another afghanistan. >> rose: and for analysis of algeria and mali we turn to max boot, jennifer cook, and peter pham. >> the ramification of what happened in algeria and the strike against the gas installation there and the hostages being taken there really opens this up and internationalizes it with a number of year mean citizens taking u.s. citizens and japanese as well. so the events of this last week, the french incursion, the islamists move south and the taking of the gas installation in algeria really puts a whole dramatic new spin on this and adds momentum to th
FOX Business
Jan 17, 2013 10:00pm EST
, hopefully far more during the course of this hour. meanwhile, reporting that the al qaeda offshoot group was made up of a combination of the egyptians, algerians, two nations, libyans, malayans, and french among others and that at least 11 of those terrorists were killed. house intelligence committee chairman, congressman mike rogers telling fox news that al qaa in north africa likely pulled the trigger on an operaon that was already in the pipeline. so who is this group? what i their goals? how closely affiliated with al qaeda? is the united states prepared for a resurgent al qaeda in any form weather in north africa or in any other reason? those questions we hope to answer here tonight. former cia operative michael sawyer joins us, middle east affairs and author and columnis and member of the council on foreign relations monicker crowley among our guests tonight. we begin with it jennifer griffith who has the latest on was spared the hostage crisis and the fate of those involved. >> the kidnappers themselves said they took dozens of hostages at the bp oil and gas facility in response t
PBS
Jan 18, 2013 12:00am PST
earlier today this came after militants reportedly linked to al qaeda took the facility hostage on wednesday. the charge released several hundred algerians but held dozens of foreign workers including united states citizens. there is conflicting information about the algerian raid and there is no confirmation on how many cappers and hostages were killed. the milton reportedly demanded an end to french him tear activities in mali in return for the hostages. the situation in mali is also critical. on friday last week france launched an area bombing campaign against rebels with ties to al qaedament since then a ground force has engaged in combat with rebels trying to stop their advance to mali's capital. it remains unclear what support will be offered by the united states. secretary of state hillary clinton addressed the situation earlier today in a joint press conference she had with the president of somalia. sheikh mohammed. >> now let me say the situation is very fluid. it's in a remote area of al geria near the libyan border. the security of our americans who are held hostage is o
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 3:00pm EST
linked closely with al qaeda. membership in that group is not so organized as a political party or michigan like that. al qaeda operates often as a venture capital type groups and supports people willing to conduct violence. initial reports indicate this group has had linkages with al qaeda. >> who is the lead are of this group? >> the one-i'd algerian. known as a jihaddist and a war lord and smuggler. we don't know what exactly his motive was here. i guess, christian, the wider issue here, once you get this operation over with, is the rise of islamic extremic across north africa, threatening to become the new afghan. >> how privacies is it there? >> it's bat. and next door in mali you have an islamist insurgents, and this has not made big headlines with the administration lying that al qaeda is on its heels. >> negotiating with terrorists like this is notoriously dubious. you just don't do it because you don't get anywhere. >> that's right and that's what they algerians may have done today in wanting to move rapidly, probably drawing from their own war against islamists. >> you he
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
country of mali where al-qaeda appears to have set up a new base. >> we have a goal. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: the u.s. provided intelligence that the french military needed for bombing need this weekend. attempt to keep rebels infiltrated from marching toward the capitol. some analysts call mali a flat afghanistan. defense secretary leon panetta was asked during a visit to portugal if the u.s. is heading in to another war. >> there is no consideration of putting in the american boots on the ground at this time. we have commended the french for this effort to try to go in to mali. to stop the aqim. the terrorists. and members of al-qaeda. >> the state department explained what the u.s. military has been asked to provide. >> we are looking hard today at the air lift question,be helping them transport forces from france and from the area in to the theater. >> the u.s. spent half a billion dollars in north africa to prop up the local military and counter terrorism. some in the pentagon wantbe to know why the u.s. didn't get a better return on the money. u.s. specialbe forces were i
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >>> good evening. i am erin burnett. americans held hostage. militants linked to al qaeda have claimed responsibility for an attack on gs workers. >> the best information that we have at this time is that u.s. citizens are among the hostages. i hope people understand that in order to protect their safety i am not going to get into numbers. i am not going to get into names. >> the number of american hostages has been fluid today. an islamist leader tells us there were seven hostages and there could be as few as three americans being held. the attack took place this morning at a bp gas field in response to france's military -- the obama administration was quick to react. the u.s. official told me this afternoon that as of now the attack appeared organized. as we have been reporting for many months al qaeda inspired and linked groups are flourishing. we spoke to a military leader in the islamist group which has taken over and terized northern mali. he is working with one of the most senior leaders in africa who has claimed responsibility for today's attack. the fate of the hostages, they
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
next time. good to see you. >> thanks. >> sean: he told us that al-qaeda was on the run and now the terror group claimed responsibility for a hostage situation involving americans. will the anointed one, the president, uncle joe biden, will they apologize for lying repeatedly on the campaign trail? when we come back, liz cheney, she weighs in next. [ male announcer ] after years of celebrations, marie callender's gives you a way to make any day a special occasion. new mini cream pies for one. real whip cream and a cookie-crumb crust. marie callender's. it's time to savor. real whip cream and a cookie-crumb crust. officeyour business needs...k... at prices that keep you...out of the red. this week get a bonus $15 itunes gift card with any qualifying $75 ink purchase. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. you know it can be hard to lbreathe, and how that feels.e, copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenan
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 12:00am EST
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Univision
Jan 17, 2013 6:30pm PST
estaban prisioneros por una ala de al qaeda. un rehen hablo con la televisión francesa donde dijo que a los rehenes les colocaron chalecos con exposivos aquí se opusieron a la entrada de francia y la secretaria de estado hilary clinton dijo que estados unidos estará peleando contra los terroristas. >> ellos no descansan y nosotros tampoco. >> todos estamos preocupados de las actividades este es el secuestro más grande desde quien se separaron de al qaeda y en la base tomaron por la fuerza a los rehenes este hombre es el cabecilla y le puso osama bin laden a uno de sus hijos. >> las tropas francesas desde la semana pasada están en mali porque ese país fue colonia suya >> y numerosas entidades le recuerdan al presidente barack obama sobre la reforma migratoria. >> y la tasa de mortalidad por el cáncer ha bajado increiblemente en los últimos años les contaremos el motivo al regresar de la pausa. [ locutor ] subway ofrece tantas comidas ricas, sanas para tu corazón, y certificadas por la american heart association. busca el heart check en tus comidas fresh fit de subway favoritas
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 1:00am PST
you. in a moment al qaeda tries to take over a country in africa and the french are trying to stop it will the u.s.a. join the fight. factor tip of the day, do not fool around with mother nature. we're coming right back. >> bill: back of the book segment tonight. the african country mali a is back water. poor perfect place for al qaeda to take root. now it seems that islamic militants may seize control of mali. standing in the way the french who controlled the country at one time. french armed forces are fighting al qaeda but the u.s.a. is standing back. >> there is no consideration of putting american boots on the ground at this time. we have commended the french for this effort to try to go into mali. >> joining now to analyze colonel david hunt in boston and lieutenant ravel peters in washington. should americans care about this. >> absolutely. while we bogged ourselves down in average teaching hygiene methods to afghan villagers al qaeda has been spreading around the world. bill, nowhere have they had more success than in mali. they now control an area larger than the state of tex
CBS
Jan 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
desert. it began three days ago when terrorists who claim a link to al qaeda attacked buses carrying employees and then took over the residential section of the complex. algerian forces then attacked the terrorists. there have been many casualties, but the facts remain unclear. mark phillips has the latest. >> reporter: these were some of the lucky ones: freed hostages who managed to get away from the desert gas plant where they'd been held. they told of how they fled in the confusion as the algerian army attacked. many were injured, some badly. >> it happened so fast. >> reporter: but it hasn't ended quickly. the algerians say they've freed nearly 100 foreigners and as they were being bussed away, many thanked their rescuers. >> kept us nice and safe and fought off the bad guys. >> reporter: but the bad guys-- the al qaeda linked mass battalion led from afar by mokhtar mokhtar-- may still be holding 30 foreigners still unaccounted for. more detail has emerge with the free hostaged. some say they had explosives hung around their necks as they were placed in a convoy of vehicles by th
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
linked to al qaeda. it happened in algeria, and tonight, abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz is traveling with the defense secretary, who is in italy watching every move. martha? >> reporter: good evening, diane, from rome, where secretary of defense leon panetta is urgently trying to get more information about this attack on americans and others. three americans are believed to be held hostage right now, but u.s. officials warn that number is fluid. secretary panetta tonight says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. >> by all indications, this is a terrorist act. and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> reporter: it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight -- security forces for the workers
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
it is a reminder of the extreme threat from al qaeda in northern africa, one of the many challenges waiting for him at the start of the second term. >> so help me god. >> president barack obama: so help me god. >> reporter: pomp and circumstance, one swearing in down and three to gand vice presidenbiden sworn inat his residence, by sonia sotomayor. and they'll be laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown, less than three hours from now it will be the president's turn at the white house, in the blue room. the constitution says he needs to be sworn in by noon, january 20th and when it falls on a sunday it happens here within the ceremonial swearing-in, happening tomorrow at the capital for both the president and vice president, and we are told the president has been through several drafts of the inaugural address and, two big themes, coming together on divisive issues and a call to action for the american people to stay engaged in the political process and, he will not get into policy details and will save it for his state of the union address which comes next month, on capitol hill.
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
home, and overseas. ♪ >> chris: from the debt debate to immigration reform. to a resurgent al qaeda. how will the president pursue his agenda, and a place in history? we'll ask two men who will play a big role in his legacy. david plouffe, senior advisor to the president. and, roy blunt, a member of the senate republican leadership. then, tough talk about gun control. we'll ask our sunday panel about the president's plan to prevent more mass shootings and if congress will pass it. and, our power player of the week. director of the small washington church, where presidents have gone to pray for almost two centuries. all, right now, on fox news sun. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. we'll talk with our guest in a moment, but, first, let's get the latest on what is already a busy morning, the first official day of president obama's second term. fox news chief white house correspondent, ed henry, is tracking events from the north lawn. ed? >> reporter: good morning, chris. the crowds here are certainly smaller than four years ago but there is still celebration in
FOX Business
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
have been captured by terrorists linked to al qaeda. the exact number has not been confirmed. it is now some 13 hours after the initial report that the hostage-taking. algerian authorities are in a standoff with the terrorists, a story we will be updating for you throughout this broadcast. president obama presented his gun-control proposals and a press conference that was moving, theatrical, and the study the use of power and its limits. the president offered his proposals in side 23 executive actions of gun-control in front of for schoolchildren in the presidents that had written him about gun-control. 10-round limit some magazines and universal background checks. a congress that at this hour seems unwilling in the unlikely to follow his lead. >> i am putting forward a specific set of proposals based on the work of joseph taskforce. in the days ahead and i intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality. lou: those executive boards include directive to the centers for disease control to study the causes of gun violence including at attorney-general to review
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00am EST
enemies and members of al qaeda. and, you know, i would disagree with you a little bit piers on the domestic front being a focus in his second term. usually the way the second terms play out is you only have about 10 to 12 months in the first year to hit the ground really fast and pass your domestic agenda. once that is up, a lot of presidents in their second term start to turn towards foreign policy. and he's got a long list of foreign policy challenges in the second term. iranian nukes, how to deal with china. you know, a big sort of macro agenda in the obama administration has been to reduce our footprint in the middle east, become less entangled in that part of world and pivot towards engaging with east asia. and there's been a lot of work in the first term that has strengthened ties between the u.s. and many east asia countries. and obama officials talk about that as a big project of the second term. >> well, that is the perfect segue to my next guess. christiane amanpour, i don't think there's anyone better to talk about that. >>> from ending the war in afghanistan to the neve
LINKTV
Jan 17, 2013 5:30am PST
attack as payback for algeria allowing france to use its air bases in the assault against al qaeda dazzling spiders in neighboring mali. >> according to the information we have, there are about 20 terrorists inside. we believe they take orders from him and i don't believe they came from mali or libya. this is a revenge attack aimed at foreign countries participating in the attacks in mali. >> that is an excuse. usually, operations like this takes longer to plan. this is a cold-blooded murder of people going about their business. so there's no excuse, whether it be connected to libya, mali, or anywhere else. >> in october, u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton was in algeria urging the government to crack down on fighters who had taken control of large parts of of mali. attacks on oil and gas facilities are commonplace in other countries like nigeria where fighters are angry over foreign companies influence over production and want a bigger share the wealth. no similar reason has been given in this hostage crisis yet. >> as you heard, the algerian anterior ministry say, former commander fo
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 11:30am EST
? people have made the point time and time again al qaeda as a threat is no longer in country, the taliban itself could be part of the government and as much as the united states may hate that, the united states forces were not there just to protect women and we'll leave even if women are unprotected and the taliban comes back to power. >> right. i think that al qaeda -- the easy answer is al qaeda could come back to a destabilized afghanistan. but go beyond that. i think the taliban could be part of the government of afghanistan. 42% of the posh tune population needs to be fully integrated into that government. so i think part of the taliban at least should be part of the government. i think that needs to be the way forward. having said that, i think that if afghanistan were allowed to fall under hard core islamic fundamentalist taliban, hard core regime, that the whole region would take notice. i think people around that region would begin to question where the future was going. i think pakistan would have serious challenges to its own ability to maintain stability. because if you think
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
hostage situation at a gas plant in the sahara desert. al qaeda-linked militants and local residents claim algerian military helicopters attacked the site this morning. killing at least 15 kidnappers and 35 hostages. a group believed to include foreign civilians. however, an algerian security source tells reuters that dozens of those hostages actually escaped. and yet another report says some hostages are still being held. according to the militants, the kidnapping is present to protest french military strikes against the islamist rebels in mali. we'll keep an eye on that situation and bring you the latest throughout the hour. >>> coming up next, the florida democrat to took on the tea party and won. freshman congressman patrick must have berphy on unseating a the youngest guy in congress. and his plan to help victims of natural disasters like sandy. >>> plus, story everyone is talking about this morning. one of the top college football players in the country, a helpless victim of a sick joke? or was he part of this elaborate hoax? >>> first, a look ahead at the president's schedule.
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
qaeda and terrorism. >> al qaeda is on the path to defeat. war in afghanistan is winding down. al qaeda has been decimated. al qaeda's on the run and bin laden is dead. >> so my question out of this is algeria. northern africa has now, for a long time, we heard about yemen and somalia, places like that, but now hearing about algeria, mali. what -- it seems like it has become or been allowed to become a very dangerous place. >> this is something i worked on in the senate, on the africa subcommittee and been working on for the last couple of years. north africa is a very dangerous place in the terms of the growth of al qaeda. the guy that masterminded this thing, mactwent with bin laden n afghanistan in the 1990s 3,000 algerians came back to algeria, came took a group that katered to al qaeda. they are coordinating with groups in mali, with groups in algeria, al shabaab, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, these are all -- if we think this san isolated incident, we say the hostage thing is even we can move on now you we are making a terrible mistake. we have to have a national conver
Current
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
people who will go in the ranks of al-qaeda and the taliban because they feel that when civilians die and illegal activity happens in another territory, it is a hostile one and it is something which has reaction. >> john: we'll have more on drone warfare in a moment. first for the latest on the algerian hostage crisis, we're joined by carlo munoz staff writer, following the story. thank you for following the story tonight. >> thank you for having me. >> john: what is the latest? they say the assault is over but apparently some prisoners are still, in fact, being held. >> that's what -- sort of where the situation stands right now. as you mentioned earlier algerian special forces did complete that raid on the facility in the country. as far as numbers regarding the hostages that are still on -- at the facility, it is still -- it's just as murky as the numbers coming out as far as who were killed and who escaped. so some reports have said as many as two americans are still on the facility under lock and key by the militants who were there. but again reports vary. >> john: are we to assu
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> there is a standoff going on in a veeria. algeria security is on one side. al-qaeda linked militants on the other. foreigners, including americans, caught in the middle. >> this is a target, the first dangerous fall-out from a french military operation against islamists in mali. natural gas complex in algeria, attacked by the al-qaeda linked militants today. two people were reportedly killed including one citizen. dozens of foreigners were kidnapped including three americans taken hostage. >> the best information we have at this time is that the u.s. citizens are among the hostages. i hope you understand to protect their safety i won't get in to numbers. >> they could not ensure the hostages' safety. he is accused of smuggling across africa as a key figure in al-qaeda at islam. he and others left from northern mali crossing to libya before the attackbe in algeria. >> this is basically this must have been well-thought out action. >> they put them in combat with the islamicbe rebels in the town northeast of the capital. this is as the officials monitor the situation and work through th
Current
Jan 17, 2013 9:00pm PST
the ranks of the al qaeda and taliban and feel illegal activity happens it is a hostile one and something that has reaction. >> we will have more on the dron warfare in a moment. first on the crisis we are joined by the staff writer for defense and national defense for the hill. >> thank you for having me. >> what is the latest? officials say the assault is over but some prisoners are still being held. >> that's where the situation stands right now. you mentioned alger an special forces and the numbers regarding the hostages still on the -- at the facility, it is just as murky as the numbers coming out as who were killed and who escaped. some reports have said as many as two americans are still on the facility under lock and key by the militants who are there. again, reports vary. >> are we to assume these are are bp employees or contractors being held? >> more than likely. it is was a bp-owned facility. they would be employees algerrian and other countries as well. >> the group calls themselves the masked brigade and are they a new strain of al qaeda? >> i am not sure if they a
LINKTV
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
? >> i can. i think one of the things that has gotten lost in a lot of the talk about al qaeda and all of that is the way this conflict started. this conflict started with a movement of secular separatists who rose up and demanded an independent state and who started this week down the northern two-thirds of mali to take over the area which they consider theirs. they were shattered in this operation -- shadowed in this operation by others that had more religious views as well as al qaeda and some other actors. together, sort of in an alliance not of the willing, they took over the area. from that point on, a cut in the locals who allied with them took over the cities of northern mali from the tuareg separatists. the genesis of this whole conflict is the tuareg people of northern mali demanding a state, which is a very old demint which goes back to 1963 of the first tuareg rebellion. i think it also needs to be mentioned that france has very important economic interests, not necessarily in mali, but in neighboring northern niger. there is a uranium which area which is a tuareg area and sha
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
algerian sources. and they say 30 hostage. what is clear after this incident is the growing al qaeda threat in north africa. >> al qaeda is still there. they are still a threat. they are a threat in yemen. they are a threat in somalia. they are a threat as we speak in mali. >> instability in mali has created the opportunity for a staging base and safe haven for terrorists. again it's still unclear how many died in this botched military raid. >> jennifer griffin from the pentagon in that fox report tonight. thank you, jennifer. the hostage takers meanwhile claim the raid was for revenge for the french assault on militants next door in the country of mali. fox news has learned the attack was in the works long before france launched its military operation in that country. learning more about the one-eyed terrorists ordering the raid and ties to al qaeda. details on that story coming up tonight on "the fox report." imaginary girlfriend and star football player at the center of a scandal that has transcended the world of college sports. tonight we have a lot more questions than answers, frankly.
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Jan 18, 2013 8:00am PST
deal with that situation. >> do you believe there held by al qaeda-affiliated militants? >> i don't think there's any question based on what we know that this was a terrorist act, and that the terrorists have affiliation with al qaeda. >> do you believe this has something to do with mali and the action led by the french? >> when you are dealing with affiliate's of al qaeda, there terrorists. they will do terrorist acts. that is what they have done here. >> emira woods, you heard the defense secretary's explanation. there some reports the group that launched this attack is not affiliated with al qaeda, it is a splinter group that had major differences with the al qaeda group in north africa. could you talk about the group that supposedly the algerians have identified as being -- has done the attacking in this case? what you are right to say that the relationship with al qaeda, even the relationship with al qaeda and islam, is quite tenuous at best. what we have our clear reports that the leader that, of orchestrated this assault is not affiliated with al qaeda of the islamic bagram.
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